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Tom Mason, drum and dance coach, helped present an award to Native American students at the Detroit Lakes Middle School after they ranked number one in the state for student academic achievement scores. BRIAN BASHAM/DL NEWSPAPERS

State studies native pupils’ success in DL

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Students and staff at the Detroit Lakes Middle School received honors Thursday for being among the top in the state in academics.

MinnCan is a non-profit education advocacy group that is touring what they have determined are some of the best schools in Minnesota.


Their goal, they say, is to essentially gather information on “what is right and working” in the best schools in the state in order to bring that back to legislators as they push for future educational policies.

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